IA's digital editor Dan Jensen takes a look back at some of the most important stories through the week.
Hey, everyone. My name is Dan Jensen, digital editor for Independent Australia and let's take a look at the week on IA.
After the NSW Government was recently shaken up by the resignations of both Gladys Berejiklian and John Barilaro, the mainstream media didn't hesitate to give them a hero's send-off.
Michelle also took into account the way Victorian Premier Dan Andrews was targeted as a diversion from the collapse of the NSW Government. In a classic defence of "am not, you are", Andrews was put under the spotlight for allegations of corruption. Several headlines in the Murdoch press criticised Andrews for letting the mental health of his state suffer, prompting Alan Austin to write a rebuttal proving that Victoria's mental health has, in fact, improved.
After presenting his case using actual facts and statistics, Alan wrote:
Speaking of media, that of the social variety has been slammed by the nation's so-called leaders this week after accusations were fired at Twitter and Facebook trolls pointing out the Government's failures.
But columnist Andrew P Street brought up some great points in his latest piece where he discussed the hypocrisy of the LNP's criticism of social media when various members have, in the past, been guilty of social media crimes themselves. In his article titled 'A brief history of the Coalition's fake social media accounts', Andrew lists various politicians who were caught out using fake accounts to promote themselves or just being horrible people in general.
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